Warren
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I have had this bit of gear for a couple of seasons already and forgot to write about it.

Initially I bought this after having lots of drama with my Alpinestars Andes touring jacket in the rain. The neck never seals properly and I found mention by people online a waterproof gator will go some way to solving this issue.

When you think about it if rain is getting in around the neck then chances are it still will with this and run down inside to reach you a little lower then if had before. But for sure it created a better seal and reduced water penetration in all but hard rain.

Back to the Halvarssons neck gator and in using this for an alternative reason I by chance found how superb an item it is for cold weather riding. I previously was using just a Buff but this is fantastic in the cold. It totally seals off the neck down inside your jacket and can be worn just around the neck or pulled up over lower face as pictured. Whilst being a water resistant front the inner is lined and is both toasty warm and smooth against skin.P1010569I now make this an essential item to carry with me on tour in Japan. Spring or Autumn here is still cold rainy days so this is packed on all but mid summer rides.

Update. I now am using this with my Macna jacket and it again bridges the gap at the collar to get me a better seal to stop cold air and rain entering. I found it is best to apply water repellant spray. It is not totally waterproof just resistant but by spraying with waterproofing spay can it can repel water for many hours. Essential part of my riding gear now.

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